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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Oprah

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From Oprah Winfrey, a very influential talk show host, originally named Orpah after the Biblical figure.

  1. The Oprah Winfrey Show, a popular long-running U.S. television talk show.
    He was on recently to talk about his new book.

Notable Persons Named Oprah

Oprah Winfrey is a former host of the oprah winfrey show, chairwoman and ceo of harpo productions, chairwoman, ceo, and cco of the oprah winfrey network, actress, author, the oprah winfrey show, harpo productions, and oprah winfrey network (u.s. tv channel). Oprah was given the name Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29th, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.


Fun Facts about the name Oprah

  • How Popular is the name Oprah? Oprah is the 36,747th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Oprah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 99 babies born with the first name Oprah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Oprah to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Oprah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Oprah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Oprah is Wednesday, July 3rd, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Oprah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Oprah was in 1987 with a total of 37 babies.
  • Random Oprah Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Oprah is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Oprah: Your name in reverse order is Harpo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hapro. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Oprah born May 14, 2003

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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